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North Carolina primary election results

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As polls close Tuesday in North Carolina's primary election, results from key races are already coming in.

Henderson County

Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald has given his concession speech. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lowell Griffin beat McDonald 7,287 votes to 5,166.

Voters re-elected district attorney Greg Newman. The top prosecutor for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties walked away with about 70 percent of the votes against opponent Mary Hollocker.

Newman started as district attorney in 2013.

Todd Williams edged Ben Scales in the race for District Attorney District 40. Williams collected 12,956 votes (53 percent) to Scales' 11,369 votes (47 percent).

In the Democratic race for Henderson County Commissioner District 1, Patricia Sheley (2,446 votes, 71 percent) defeated Michelle Antalec (1,015 votes, 29 percent).

In the Republican race for Henderson County Commissioner District 4, Rebecca McCall (6,104 votes, 51 percent) defeated Don Ward (5,775 votes, 49 percent).

Buncombe County

Quentin Miller was the top vote-getter in the Democratic race for Buncombe County sheriff. With 100 percent of of precincts reporting, Miller received 13,168 votes (54 percent).

Miller had a watch party at the Haywood Lounge in West Asheville, where his family and friends were very excited. They were hugging, taking pictures and now preparing for the November election.

Miller's nomination is a historic one -- he is the first African-American nominee for sheriff in Buncombe County.

"I really can’t put that into words, but I will tell you this -- it’s not just about being the first minority. It’s about being the right candidate at this time. And that’s what’s more important for me is being the right candidate," Miller said.

Miller, a sergeant with the Asheville Police Department, said he plans to rest the next few days and will formally retire from the APD before he starts campaigning again, this time for the November election.

Randy Smart finished second with 5,828 votes (24 percent), and Daryl Fisher was third with 3,335 votes (14 percent).

Rounding our the voting were Chris Winslow with 1,305 votes (5 percent) and Rondell Lance with 780 votes (3 percent).

In the Democratic race for Buncombe County Commissioner District 2, Amanda Edwards (3,056 votes, 40 percent) defeated Nancy Nehls Nelson (2,398 votes, 31 percent), Patrick Fitzsimmons (1,461 votes, 19 percent) and Dereck Lindsey (739 votes, 10 percent).

In the Democratic race for Buncombe County Commissioner District 3, Donna Ensley (3,017 votes, 61 percent) beat Catori Swann (1,111 votes, 23 percent) and Taylon Breeden (788 votes, 16 percent).

Haywood County

In the Democratic race for Haywood County Clerk of Court, incumbent Hunter Plemmons (2,735 votes, 65 percent) defeated Eddie West (837 votes, 20 percent) and Jim Moore (647 votes, 15 percent).

In the Republican race for Haywood County commissioner Tommy Long (1,387 votes, 30 percent) was the top vote-getter. Mark Pless (1,151 votes, 25 percent) was second, followed byPhillip Coker Wight (1,050 votes, 23 percent) and Terry Ramey (1,045 votes, 23 percent).

For Haywood County tax collector, incumbent Mike Matthews (R) collected 1,003 votes (54 percent) to 867 votes (46 percent) for Andrew Tubby Ferguson (R).

Madison County

In the race for Madison County Commissioner (D), Craig D. Goforth (1,716 votes, 28 percent) was the top vote-getter, followed by Mark Snelson (1,578 votes, 26 percent), Norris Gentry (1,532 votes, 25 percent) and Clayton Rice (1,295 votes, 21 percent).

For the Madison County Board of Education Chair (D), Karen Blevins (1,306 votes, 54 percent) defeated Theresa Banks (1,093 votes, 46 percent).

Polk County

In the race for Polk County sheriff, Democrat BJ Blayne will face Republican Tim Wright. Blayne (1,137 votes, 77 percent) defeated Ronnie Smith (341 votes, 23 percent). And Wright (747 votes, 51 percent) defeated M Darryl Bailey (708 votes, 49 percent).

Transylvania County

In the race for Transylvania County Commissioner (R), W. David Guice (1,645 votes, 38 percent) led the voting, followed by Danny Hein (1,356 votes, 31 percent) and Will Cathey (1,351 votes, 31 percent).

In the Transylvania County Clerk of Court (R) race, Kristi B. Brown (2,091 votes, 84 percent) defeated Jason Robert Chappell (410 votes, 16 percent).

Rutherford County

Some 6,672 people (72 percent) voted for the quarter-cent sales tax, while 2,634 people (28 percent) voted against the increase.

In the race for Rutherford County sheriff (R), Chris Francis (4,225 votes, 61 percent) was the top vote-getter, followed by Wayne Guffey (2,014 votes, 29 percent), Steve Theo Theodoropoulos (443 votes, 6 percent) and Joey Brandle (292, 4 percent).

R.A. Rick Henson (2,569 votes, 41 percent) topped Brandi Edney Nanney (2,488 votes, 40 percent) and Drew Radford (1,172 votes, 19 percent) in the race for the Rutherford County Board of Education District 1 seat (R).

Other races

Jackson County

Jackson County Commissioner Dist. 1 (R)

Charles R. Elders -- 888, 78%

Jarrett Crowe -- 247, 22%

Jackson County Clerk of Court (D)

Ann D. Melton --2,377, 76%

Kim Coggins Poteet --739, 24%

Jackson County Sheriff (R)

Doug Farmer --780, 69%

Brent McMahan -- 356, 31%

Jackson County Board of Education Dist. 2

Abigail Blakley Clayton -- 2,231, 56%

Ken Henke -- 1,765, 44%

Jackson County Board of Education Dist. 4

Ali Laird-Large -- 2,168, 54%

Brian E. McClure -- 1,810, 46%

Jackson County Board of Education Dist. 5

Margaret M. McRae -- 2,537, 65%

James Stewart-Payne -- 1,358, 35%

McDowell County

McDowell County Commissioner (R)

Matthew Crawford -- 1,067, 29%

Tony G. Brown -- 1,055, 28%

David Nelson Walker -- 1,031, 28%

Michael Seay -- 579, 16%

Yancey County

Yancey County Commissioner (D)

Jill Austin -- 1,046, 33%

Johnny Riddle -- 1,005, 32%

Randy Ollis -- 834, 26%

Randy Griggs -- 285, 9%

Mitchell County

Mitchell County Commissioner (R)

Steve Pitman -- 1,333, 30%

Matthew Vern Grindstaff -- 1,279, 29%

Jeff Harding -- 1,115, 25%

Ken W. Hollifield -- 680, 15%

Macon County

Macon County Commissioner Dist. 1 (R)

Jim Tate -- 1,473, 59%

John A. Shearl -- 1,006, 41%

Swain County

Swain County Commissioner Chair (D)

Ben Bushyhead -- 817, 59%

Phil Carson -- 561, 41%

Swain County Commissioner (D)

Danny Burns -- 920, 41%

John S. Parton -- 755, 34%

Wayne Dover -- 554, 25%

Swain. County Clerk of Court (D)

Misti Watson Jones -- 896, 67%

Deborah Smith -- 439, 33%

Swain County Commissioner (R)

Holly Bowick -- 119, 37%

Kevin Seagle -- 113, 35%

Vance W. Greene III -- 88, 28%

Graham County

Graham County Commissioner (R)

Dale E. Wiggins -- 759, 30%

Lynn Cody -- 748, 29%

Raymond David Williams, Sr. -- 537, 21%

Tabitha M. Myler -- 497, 20%

Graham County Sheriff (R)

Joseph Jones -- 601, 54%

Keith Eller -- 277, 25%

Danny Millsaps -- 233, 21%

Graham County Sheriff (D)

John D. Lovin -- 261, 35%

Tommy Holland -- 220, 29%

Kent Williams -- 213, 28%

Larry Icenhower -- 57, 8%

State, national

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry has won the Republican nomination for his seat in North Carolina. McHenry is running for an eighth term in the western 10th District, which includes Asheville east through the foothills to Gastonia.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows has won the Republican primary for his seat in the North Carolina mountains. Meadows is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus seeking a fourth term in the 11th District.

The 11th District covers all or part of 16 counties in the western part of the state.

Meadows will face Democrat Phillip G. Price(13,368 votes, 41 percent), who beat Steve Woodsmall (10,266 votes, 31 percent) and Scott Donaldson (9,302 votes, 28 percent).

In the race for N.C. House District 115, Republican Amy Evans received 1,066 votes (52 percent), while Nathan West collected 986 votes (48 percent).

See a complete list of election results here.



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